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Police still searching for missing Colusa woman

January 13, 2018 GMT

Police are still searching for Karen Garcia, a Colusa woman missing since Monday. Garcia is the sister of a woman who was killed by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 near Woodland on Sunday. Four other Williams residents died in the car with Garcia’s sister.

A spokesperson for the Williams Police Department said that as of Friday afternoon there were no leads in Garcia’s disappearance. Garcia’s best friend, Linda Quintero, said she still hasn’t heard from Garcia. Quintero said she and Garcia’s family are still cooperating with police to help find her.

Quintero was the last person to make contact with Garcia. She texted Garcia on Monday to see if she needed anything from the store. Garcia responded that she was fine, but she was out shopping in Roseville and wouldn’t be back until late that day; Garcia also said she needed some time to herself to deal with her sister’s death. Later that day, Garcia told Quintero she might go shopping in Vacaville too.

However, Quintero discovered Garcia’s wallet – with her drivers license and other personal effects – at her apartment. After letting Garcia know she had her things, Quintero started to get worried; she hasn’t been able to contact Garcia since Monday, and Garcia didn’t show up to work on Tuesday.

“I want people to know this is not like her,” Quintero said in Friday’s Appeal Democrat article. “She would have at least let me or her mom know where she was. She’s very responsible.”

Garcia is a 21-year-old Hispanic woman with long brown hair and brown eyes. She’s about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighs 140 pounds. Garcia was last seen driving a blue 2013 Honda Accord, with a California license plate number of 6ZHB954.

Williams police Sgt. Steve Woldanski asks that anyone with information contact the police as soon as possible at 473-2661.